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FirstLook on Curtains and Draperies

  • February 2013
  • -
  • Catalina Research

U.S. curtains and draperies sales growth is beginning to turn positive as household finances improve, the housing recovery gains traction, and nonresidential building construction rebounds. However, curtains and draperies have lost ground in the U.S. window treatment market as consumers increased their preference for window shades and blinds. These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date FirstLook on curtains and draperies This FirstLook also provides data on U.S. exports and imports, factors driving demand, plant operating ratios and profitability, and the competitive environment. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to 2012 and the Executive Summary provides an estimate for 2013 and a forecast for 2018.

Table Of Contents

FirstLook on Curtains and Draperies
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
• U.S. market sales and factors driving demand
• U.S. shipments and import sales
• Industry cost structure and profitability
• Competitive environment
• Outlook 2013 and 2018

U.S. CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES SALES
• U.S. sales and growth analysis
• Real sales trends
• Price index trends

U.S. MANUFACTURER SHIPMENTS
• Growth analysis

U.S. IMPORTS
• Import shipments and growth analysis
• Imports' share of U.S. sales
• Imports for the top five countries of origin

U.S. EXPORTS
• Export shipments and growth analysis
·Exports' share of U.S. shipments
• Exports for the top five countries of destination

FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
• Consumer window coverings spending
• Housing starts
• Window unit sales
• Nonresidential building construction spending

U.S. CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES PLANT COST STRUCTURE AND PROFITABILITY
• Labor costs percent shipments
• Material costs percent shipments
• Gross profit margin
• Total employees and shipments per employee
• Average production worker wages

COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
• Number of U.S. manufacturers and plants
• Plant shipments and average shipments per plant
·Share of U.S. shipments for the top four manufacturers

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